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of authority and responsibility in washington demonstrated a lack of leadership and ability appropriate for senior ranks. >> within hours of the report, three top officials, including the two most responsible for diplomatic security, resigned. the report also blamed the libyan government for a lackey response to the attack. secretary of state hillary clinton accepted the report's findings and took responsibility for them. the state department says it already acted on those findings. >> the pentagon will need to dispatch hundreds of additional marines to posts around the world, yet congress does not reinforce vulnerable facilities. >> republicans in congress charged despite the conclusions, the officials who quit were guilty of intentional effort to mislead the american public. their criticism forced susan rice, who they accused of deliberately misrepresenting the attack, to drop from consideration as clinton's successor in the new obama administration. >>> the u.s. army says it is seeking the death penalty for a soldier accused of killing 16 soldiers -- afghan villagers in march. he is
washington. why are they even voting on this plan? >> it is about leverage. it is about blame. the republicans want to be able to say, we passed a bill that would raise taxes on millionaires to keep tax rates the same for everyone who does not make $1 million a year. it was the democrats who vetoed it. if you look at the polls, the majority say the republicans will be to blame if the country goes over the fiscal cliff. this fiscal cliff is not thrown on the country. this was voted on by this congress. they have been fighting over the issue of the country's debt. the deal they are fighting over will not impact the debt. they are trying to impact the deficit, trying not to add that much more onto the national debt. they have been fighting about this for two years. republicans say the best way is to cut spending. democrats say this time to raise taxes on the wealthiest americans. two years ago they started fighting about this. here we are where we started two years ago. >> is this the debt ceiling debacle all over again? >> it could be the debt ceiling. they fought over tax rates
shot. those are numbers washington politicians should consider. >> it can easily be considered a poor nation. a lot of people have access to mobile funds and there is a well-established process. the rise of e-cash in mogadishu. >> some good news. the message on her phone says she has been given $150. an equivalent of two months' earnings to turn her tiny store into something like a supermarket. >> the money gives the power to buy and sell things. >> it is all part of a scheme to support people who aid agencies have identified as vulnerable and who need help. the money arrives on the phone itself. the problem with cash, there are plenty of temptations to waste the money. research has shown when you give it to women, they invest in businesses or in their children. >> they developed a system they call e-cash. this is the first time it has been used to deliver aid. >> it is safe, quickly, everything. >> security is what makes it ideal here. not only does she received the money electronically, but she can use the phone to pay for everything. she is disabled,
rain showers across atlanta. temperatures will get only to about 19 degrees here in washington and towards new york. throwing them on fire. >> here is a recap of the top stories on al jazeera para natures that president obama is due to speak get in connecticut received a bomb threat. but no bomb was found. several people have been injured in a series of explosions in kenya. the blast occurred in the easily district of the capital nairobi. the area has suffered a number of grenade attacks in recent months. japan's prime minister has conceded defeat in parliamentary elections. the opposition conservative party won more than two-thirds of the seats in the lower house. opposition groups in egypt are calling for the results of friday's referendum to be thrown out and have claims of fraud. a second round is due to be held next saturday. >> this is where the road to the referendum began. nearly two years of the revolution, there are still protesters in tahrir square. >> we said no to the manner in which they chose to govern egypt as if their authority was the only one. this should nev
hikes will tax place on january the 1st. >> president barack obama returned to washington deeply meyered in another partisan stalemate. but over in the capitol the lower house of congress remains dark to avert the fiscal cliff. it's republican leader will call the session on sunday. the top senate said his branch of congress must take the initiative on a compromise. >> it appears to me the action if there is any is now on the senate and we will have to see if we're able on a bipartisan to move forward. >> but the democrats say there can be no deal without republican concessions on tax increases. >> unless we get a sign-off from the republicans in the house, we can't get anything done. for them to talk about a bipartisan arrangement, we have done that. >> without a deal, the mediate effect would billion a tax hike. relief checks to $2 million -- 2 million onamericans would also cut, possibly triggers another major u.s. recession. >> things that you don't really need, you're not going to get. >> it will probably affect my finances in a huge way. >> it will affect my dad. my dad's 76 and he
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